DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding a digital signature to every email message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will increase your worldwide web safety markedly and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will reach any target audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with DomainKeys Identified Mail enabled by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain name using our name servers through your Hepsia Control Panel, the records required for the authentication system will be created automatically – a private cryptographic key on our mail servers for the e-signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the global Domain Name System. As the DKIM protection is set up for a certain domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t need to worry that the emails that you send may not reach their target email address or that somebody may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be rather important in case you rely on email communication in your business, since your partners and/or clients will be able to distinguish authentic messages from fake ones.